5 Tools You Need For Managing Remote Workers

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In 2015, the percentage of employers offering flexible work has only increased minimally from about 4% to 5%. This could be due to the fact that some employers don’t know how to set their workforce up for flex work options. Don’t worry though, if your company isn’t already part of the flex work movement, with about 29% of full-time employees having flexible work schedules, it probably won’t be long until your organization taps into this opportunity. Read More.

How Large Companies Can Attract More College Grads Like Startups

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Obtaining that big corporate job fresh out of college is becoming a thing of the past. Stuffy upper management and sitting in a cube 9 to 5 is simply not the environment where college grads feel they can grow their creativity. So what’s the next big trend? Startup culture is where Millennials want to be. Working in a startup is a free range for the inspired college grad. In the startup life, employees have the ability create, be innovative, work in grounded teams and develop. Read More.

3 Proven Ways to Be a Better Coach

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“I’ve never seen a better coach than Gregg Popovich” – Jerry West, NBA Hall of Fame

Since the start of the 1997-98 season, the worst winning percentage for a San Antonio Spurs’ season under Popovich has been .610. How does a coach command such dominance over the top basketball league in the world? Through proper innovation. The Spurs were one of the first teams to identify and exploit the corner 3-pointer. Read More.

5 Articles, 3 Activities and 1 Test is All it Takes to Increase Leadership Skills

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39% of surveyed employees believe that people in their own organization don’t collaborate enough, and we couldn’t agree more! Break down the territorial boundaries of your leadership team this week and get everyone out of the office for a leadership development outing. We’ve found some of the best, quick and easy ways to kick off a leadership development day on the fly. Check out the following resources: Read More.

Personality Assessments: Right or Wrong to Use in Hiring?

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When personality assessments go further than silly internet quizzes you share on your social media pages, they become controversial entities. When it comes to using assessments as supplemental hiring or managing pieces, the opinions intensify. At Vitru, we respect those opinions and even agree with a few observations. That’s why we built our platform to be unlike any other out there. In order to understand why and where current assessments are lacking or full on broken, we had to dive deep into what people are saying about the methods available to them. Read More.

Be Everyone’s Favorite Coworker with These Tips

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In every crew there’s a team favorite, The Fonz from happy days, Marsha Brady from the Brady Bunch, and Kramer from Seinfeld. Why and how do we establish widely recognized favorites? Personality. Think of a coworker or boss that was clearly a workplace favorite. What traits did they have, which mannerisms, what attitude? There may not be exact copies of one another but we’re willing to bet they have some similarities. Read More.

Surviving in Middle Management: How to Manage Up & Down

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Did you know middle managers have one of the most stressful jobs? This comes from the fact they are pressured with a high amount of responsibility, yet they only have a minimal amount of authority. They’re often balancing expectations from upper management and then tailoring their direction and messaging to suit the rest of their team as they understand best. Read More.

Vitru Values Series: How to Manage the Opportunity Seeker

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Editor’s Note: Vitru puts knowledge into the hands of people who need it: managers, teams, employees. Using psychometric assessment testing, each personality is broken down and segmented into a microcosm of work values and traits. Just as each employee has a unique persona, each work value embodies its own narrative. This multi-part blog series sets each of the 12 Vitru Work Values under the microscope to learn significance of each. What they look like manifested in an employee, and how they affect a company as a whole. Read More.